Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Libya: Rebels put £1m bounty on Gaddafi's head

Libya's rebel council has offered a £1m reward for the capture, dead or alive, of deposed ruler Colonel Gaddafi.

The rebels will also give amnesty to members of Gaddafi's close circle who kill or capture him, Abdel Jalil, the chairman of the Transitional National Council said today.

The bounty of two million Libyan dinars (£1m, $1.67m) was offered by two businessmen from Benghazi.

"The National Transitional Council announces that any of his inner circle who kill Gaddafi or capture him, society will give amnesty or pardon for any crime he has committed," chairman Jalil said.

Today there was heavy fighting in the south of Tripoli as rebels hunted the dictator.

"We think Gaddafi is hiding somewhere in Tripoli. He is likely to be in the al-Hadhba al-Khandra area," an official said. more